Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) was established in 1968 to directly support the college’s focus on recruiting, counseling, and nurturing a diverse student body.

  • ODMA provides guidance concerning future career choices as well as counseling and advisement sessions to facilitate the transition processes for students as they advance through the medical school curriculum.
  • ODMA hosts a number of pipeline programs that provide exposure and enrichment opportunities for students from middle school to recent college graduates.
  • ODMA supports multicultural student organizations that provide a forum for student participation in campus affairs, student recruitment, social events, and service initiatives in the local community.

Through these activities, VP&S and the entire CUIMC community enjoys tremendous diversity in its student body, distinguished faculty, and patient population.